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Context and Method in Qualitative Research : Studies in Economic Theory; 6 - Gale E. Miller

Context and Method in Qualitative Research

Studies in Economic Theory; 6

By: Gale E. Miller (Editor), Professor Robert Dingwall (Editor)

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A critical examination of the principles and practice of qualitative research is provided in this book which examines the interplay between context and method, making it invaluable for both the experienced and the beginning researcher.



A range of methodological and practical issues central to the concerns of qualitative researchers are addressed. These include: the validity and plausibility of qualitative methods; the problems encountered using specific techniques in a range of social settings; and the moral issues raised in qualitative research. These themes are related to practical issues which are illustrated by a breadth of examples and in-depth case studies.





The contributors look at the methods and strategies that they have used to study everyday life, and make suggestions to readers on why and how they might conduct their own studies. They raise issues that go beyond `cookbook' discussions of issues such as how to enter social settings, manage the subjects of one's research and ask `good' questions in the process of formulating research strategies. These issues are addressed within the framework of the larger purposes and uses of qualitative research where specific methodological problems are not used as ends in themselves.

`A coherent collection combining theoretical, philosophical and practical aspects of qualitative research. Those who are grappling with the many challenges of social research, whether experienced or beginners, will find this book an invaluable resource' - Journal of Advanced Nursing

Introduction
Context and Method in Qualitative Research
Validity and Plausibility in Qualitative Research
The Logics of Qualitative Research
Producing 'Plausible Stories'
Interviewing Student Nurses
Techniques of Validation in Qualitative Research
A Critical Commentary
Methodological Issues in Qualitative Research
Accounts, Interviews and Observations
Problems with Interviewing
Experiences with Service Providers and Clients
Contextualizing Texts
Studying Organizational Texts
Using Computers in Strategic Qualitative Research
Dramaturgy and Methodology
Research Techniques from a Theatrical Perspective
Analyzing Institutions and Organizations
Network Analysis and Qualitative Research
A Method of Contextualization
The Interactional Study of Organizations
A Critique and Reformulation
Toward Ethnographies of Institutional Discourse
Proposal and Suggestions
Qualitative Research as A Moral Discourse
Ethnography and Justice
One Branch of Moral Science
An Early Modern Approach to Public Policy
Conclusion
The Moral Discourse of Interactionism
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ISBN: 9780803976320
ISBN-10: 0803976321
Series: Studies in Economic Theory; 6
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36